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Library Notes from 10-17-13

Evergreen Park
  The Evergreen Park Public Library is at 9400 S. Troy Ave. The phone number is 422-8522.
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  The library invites children of ages 3 to 5 years to Preschool Story Time on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays through Oct. 25. Children will try to have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills.
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  On Tuesdays or Wednesdays through Oct. 23 kids ages 18-35 months are invited to Toddler Time, an interactive story time. Registration is required. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  On Thursdays through Oct. 24 kids ages birth to 17 months are invited to enjoy songs, action rhymes, and stories, during Baby Bookworms. The program is offered at either 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  The library is offering a Learn to Crochet class for adults and teens on Tuesdays, through Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners bring an H/8 crochet hook. Yarn will be provided. All others should bring a current project. Registration required. For more information, call 708-422-8522.
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  The library is accepting applications for exhibits at its Mini Maker Faire to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The event will celebrate the do-it-yourself mind set by showcasing various projects in a show-and-tell format. Submit projects at evergreenparklibrary.org.

Green Hills
  The Green Hills Public Library is at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills. The phone number is 598-8446.
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  The Green Hills Public Library District will be extending Friday hours to 9 p.m. starting Dec. 6. The library will host special events on select Friday evenings.
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  The Friends of the Green Hills Public Library will be hosting a fundraiser all of November. Stop in and pick up a Fannie May candy bar for just $1. There are a variety of flavors and no limit. Purchases can be made in the Friends Bookstore on the ground level or at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor.
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  Learn basic computer skills including where to start, how to find programs and documents, and customizing your desktop from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Registration is limited to four per class. Laptops will be provided.
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  The library and offers astronomy bingo. It is a chance to play bingo to learn about stars, moons, planets, galaxies, and more. It takes place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6. All ages are welcome.
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  Share laughs and sing along to some of the greatest songs of the World War II era. Join Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Abbott and Costello, and many stars entertaining the troops in this dazzling collection of show-stopping scenes. Monents from “Buck Privates,” “Follow the Fleet”, “Anchors Aweigh,” and “For Me and My Gal.” The event is at 2 p.m. Nov. 7.
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  Award-winning astrophysicist and national lecturer Kevin Manning will guide both young and old on an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Manning uses an engaging style, hands-on activities, and assorted visuals throughout this fascinating exploration.

Oak Lawn
  The Oak Lawn Library is at 9427 S. Raymond Ave. The phone number is 422-4990.
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  Learn how to navigate Media on Demand and Axis 360 quickly and easily. Bring your devices for the second half of the program, and Library staff will answer patron questions about downloading eBooks at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.
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  The library will host a free concert featuring The Midway Ramblers Cajun Band on from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Cajun and zydeco, swamp pop and Louisiana blues will be feature. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Lawn Library. No advance registration is required. For more information about this and other adult programs at the Library, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
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  The library’s bi-monthly book group Day & Night Reads will discuss Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Seventy years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. The movie version will be released Nov. 1.
  Card was awarded the 2008 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in Young Adult literature from the American Library Association.
  The Library will order extra copies of each title approximately one month before the discussion. Questions should be directed to the Help Desk. For a full list of Day & Night Reads titles, visit www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
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  The library will host a free movie screening of “The Company You Keep” at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.
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  The library will host “Baby Time!” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 31. Stories, music and free-play are available for ages 6 months to 23 months with an adult. Registration is not required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information about this and other youth programs at the Library, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
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  The library will offer a “Science Club” for ages 4-13 that will specialize in math and science. Students will be completing hands-on activities in a variety of areas that utilize science, technology, engineering and math topics starting Monday. For more information about this and other youth programs at the Library, call 708-422-4990 or visit www.oaklawnlibrary.org.
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  Due to changes with the Village of Oak Lawn’s battery recycling program, the library will now only accept rechargeable batteries. Alkaline batteries do not need to be recycled anymore, since they no longer contain mercury. Rechargeable batteries should be dropped off at the first floor reception booth.
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  The library sponsors three adult writers groups that meet year-round. A general interest group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Writers interested in screen-writing meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Budding children’s authors meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Thursday each month. Meetings include readings, critiques and writing exercises. New members are welcome anytime. No registration required.